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Reporter Feb 24 2017

Team identifies ‘switch’ involved in DNA replication  

Feb. 23, 2017—DNA replication is an extraordinarily complex multi-step process that makes copies of the body’s genetic blueprint. It is necessary for growth and essential to life. Now researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Vanderbilt University have found evidence that one of those steps may involve the telephone-like transmission of electrical signals regulated by a chemical “switch.”

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First class of PM&R residents sets bar high for new program

Feb. 23, 2017—The inaugural class of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program is making a big impact on patient care and research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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New clinic focuses on treating complex arterial disorders

Feb. 23, 2017—When Jessica Biggs first met Esther Kim, M.D., associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, the 33-year-old burst into tears.

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Undiagnosed taste, smell issues focus of new clinic

Feb. 23, 2017—People who have problems with their sense of smell or taste and don’t know the cause have a new treatment option at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

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BioVU anniversary

Feb. 23, 2017—Last week the BioVU Operations Oversight Board celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the launching of BioVU, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s massive biobank.

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Norman named ambassador for nursing research advocacy

Feb. 23, 2017—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, has been named ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR), an independent nonprofit organization that advocates for nursing science and its role in promoting the health and well-being of Americans.

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Crowe’s pediatric immune response research lauded

Feb. 23, 2017—James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Samuel Rosenthal Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics.

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Search committee for next PM&R chair appointed

Feb. 23, 2017—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and dean of the School of Medicine, has appointed a 14-member committee to conduct a national search for the new chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

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Pettigrew set for next Discovery Lecture

Feb. 23, 2017—Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 2.

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Protocol helps manage blood glucose during surgery

Feb. 23, 2017—A study conducted by researchers in the Department of Anesthesiology found a clinical information systems protocol, developed by the department’s Vanderbilt Perioperative Information Management Systems (VPIMS) developer group, improved management of blood glucose during the intraoperative period, resulting in reduced instances of hyperglycemia as well as a reduction in surgical site infections in diabetic patients and those with impaired glucose control following surgical procedures.

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Krause named to local Ronald McDonald House board

Feb. 23, 2017—Kathie Krause, MSN, R.N., Chief Nursing Officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently named to the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville.

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Patient day seminar

Feb. 23, 2017—The Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Center hosted a Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Patient Day Seminar earlier this month, with 60-70 attendees from all over the United States gathering to learn more about the condition and its treatment.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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